Gullen Range Wind Farm
Gullen Range Wind Farm is an operational wind farm in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Australia. It is owned by New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd (NGRWF).
The wind farm consists of 73 turbines and produces 165.5MW of renewable power in ideal wind conditions.
On an average day it produces enough energy to power in excess of 60,000 average homes.
By 2020, Gullen Range Wind Farm will have saved 3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional power generation.
Stretching from north to south, the wind farm measures 22km, approximately centred on the locality of Bannister, 11km South of Crookwell and 32km north west of Goulburn.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information, or if you would like to provide feedback or lodge a complaint about the wind farm.
Thirty nest boxes have been installed on trees located on land set aside for habitat conservation on the wind farm. This protected land is called the Conservation Property Vegetation Plan Offset Site (or PVP) and it covers approximately 123 hectares, that’s the equivalent of approximately 123 rugby fields! During construction, 30 hectares of land was cleared to install roads, hardstandings and turbine foundations. In order to make up for the 30ha affected, we have committed to improving the conservation value of the 123ha PVP area through active management. So we’ve been very busy doing just that! We’ve been planting trees, installing nest boxes, seeding for native grasses and controlling weeds and pests. We’ll be improving the PVP area for the lifetime of the wind farm.
Check out one of our newly installed nest boxes here. The nest boxes come in different sizes to suit a variety of animals, such as birds and sugar gliders. Watch this space, as we hope to let you know which animals have moved in soon!
Our Asset Manager, Derek Powell, recently gave a talk about our wind farm’s Clean Energy Program (or CLEP) at the 2017 Australian Clean Energy Summit. Organised by the Clean Energy Council, the Summit is the premier conference for renewable energy in Australia.
The Clean Energy Program provides financial contributions towards implementing clean energy improvements in the community. Eligible residents can receive grants of around $6500 to install energy efficiency improvements like solar panels, solar hot water, insulation or double glazed windows.
To find out more, you can download a CLEP brochure here or check out our CLEP page here, which provides comprehensive information about the Program, as well as the application forms. You are also welcome to contact us about the Program.